The Pharmacy Residency That Prepares You for a Clinical Career
At Providence St. Peter Hospital (PSPH) and Providence Centralia Hospital (PCH), we believe strongly in the effectiveness of patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice. It’s a philosophy that’s supported across the Providence organization. Through our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, you will have the chance to develop the skills and experience necessary to succeed in a clinical practice setting.
As a resident, you’ll benefit from our unique training program that takes advantage of the wide variety of rotations and learning experiences within both acute and ambulatory care settings. You’ll find our residency program unique in two ways. First, everything you learn about pharmacy practice will be based on our patient-centered mission of providing compassionate care. Second, you will be part of one of the most progressive pharmacy teams in a major west coast health system.
Pharmacy Residency Program Objectives
The Pharmacy Services Department is committed to the development of pharmacy practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to promote, recommend and deliver high-quality pharmaceutical care services. The residency program will provide residents with the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to assure optimal drug therapy outcomes, and nurture the life skills and professionalism required to contribute positively in the health care environment.
The program will give participants the chance to provide pharmaceutical care in multiple environments. The resident will be able to work independently in all areas assigned, work effectively with pharmacists in other areas and be able to supervise or coordinate work for others. Residents will have opportunities to educate others, participate in multidisciplinary projects, analyze and present information. The goal is for each pharmacy resident to mature in a professional role, be proactive and assertive in interacting with other staff and disciplines and learn an awareness of local and national pharmacy issues.
Throughout the program the resident will demonstrate competencies in the following core areas:
Direct Patient Care (acute and ambulatory settings)
Leadership and Practice Management
Engaged Teaching Within Layered Learning Model
You Get the Resources of Southwest Washington’s Leading Medical Centers
Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390 bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1887. Located in Olympia, the state capital, Providence St. Peter Hospital offers comprehensive medical, surgical and behavioral health services. As the largest medical center in the five county area of Southwest Washington, it serves as a regional referral center.
Providence Centralia Hospital is a 127 bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. The hospital also specializes in knee and hip replacements. For two consecutive years, it is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures from The Joint Commission.
The Pharmaceutical Care Services Department provides comprehensive 24-hour acute care services. In addition, we provide ambulatory pharmacy services to the surrounding communities. These include chronic disease and anticoagulation management as well as palliative care and oncology support.
Transition of Care
Central Pharmacy Support
Ambulatory Chronic Disease Management
Ambulatory Oncology Clinics
Oncology - Acute Care
Acute Care Family Medicine/ Medical-Surgical
Pharmacy Practice Management
Pharmacy Administration/ Leadership
Choose a Residency Project
As a resident, you will complete a major project during the 12-month program. The project shall be an interdisciplinary medication use quality improvement project, or another aspect of pharmacy practice approved by the residency program director. The project will be presented a regional residency conference held each spring and must be submitted in written form prior to the completion of the residency year. In addition, residents will be encouraged to submit a project description as a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
Prior to beginning your residency, your knowledge, skills, experiences and interests will be assessed. Your unique objectives and schedule for the year will then be established. A minimum of 2000 hours (one year), are required for completion of the residency program. However, it will take more than a 40-hour work-week to obtain the maximum benefits of the program.
Part of your training will involve performing pharmacy staffing. Special care will be taken that staffing responsibilities do not detract from your learning experience.
As a pharmacy resident, you will qualify for employee benefits. The benefits package will include medical, prescription, vision and dental coverage (for you and your dependents), and paid time off. Administrative leave is provided for interviews and ASHP Midyear & Western States Residency Conference meeting attendance.
Completed applications will only be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) at ashp.org/PhORCAS no later than the application deadline date of December 30.
The ASHP resident matching program results will be posted in March. Once posted, eligible candidates must complete an online Providence employment application. Note: Providence employment application is not required for residency application.
Julie McCoy, PharmD Senior Manager of Pharmacy, Quality & Medication Safety Residency Program Director Providence Health & Services 413 Lilly Road NE Olympia, WA 98506 360-493-4750 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Providence St. Peter Hospital/ Providence Centralia Hospital
Providence is committed to excellence in patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice and dedicated to developing clinical pharmacists with a set of rich foundational experiences. We offer robust pharmacy residency programs throughout our network of hospitals in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Montana.
Providence Health & Services joined with St. Joseph Health in 2016 to form Providence St. Joseph Health, a unique not-for-profit health and social services system focused on a mission to serve all. As a combined organization, our 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services.